An untold economic success story in Syria

Beneficiary photo: Hanan, UNRWA microfinance recipient, Jaramana camp, Damascus, Syria. Courtesy UNRWA CG

Pierre Krähenbühl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was More...

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